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Crunchyroll and Funimation announce content partnership

Date: 2016 September 08 15:47 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Funimation and Crunchyroll have signalled a major change to their platforms as they announce plans to cross-share content. The deal will make major changes for US, Canadian, UK and Ireland customers of both platforms.

Read More... | Souce: FunimationNow UK/ROI blog

TRSI reaches agreement with Sunrise to release Gundam franchise titles

Date: 2014 October 11 18:16 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

Rightstuf partners with Sunrise to release earlier Gundam releases in N. America.

Read More... | Souce: Fandom Post

VIZ Media US licences entire Sailor Moon anime library

Date: 2014 May 17 16:19 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

VIZ Media announce the licensing of the Sailor Moon animated library for streaming and home video release in North America.

Read More... | Souce: Anime News Network

The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition release details

Date: 2014 May 07 15:01 | Posted By:

Category > Retail

Anime expert Jonathan Clements has just updated his website revealing that The Anime Encylopedia will have a third edition and is schedule for publication in December 2014.

The popular book written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy has been expanded with over 1,000 new entries, over 4,000 updates and corrections. This book is one of those amazing multiple purpose references. If you're an anime fan you should own a copy. If you're an academic it's essential. If you're running a website dedicated to news for fans of Japan (just like this one), you'll already have the first and second editions and regularly use them to fact check and research, so you'll be keen to get your hands on the third edition.

You can pre-order the book from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Remember that Amazon's pre-order price promise means you'll also pay the lowest price offered by Amazon, so if the price dips between now and when it's released, you'll only pay the lowest price.

Souce: Jonathan Clements Website - Schoolgirl Milky Crisis

Japanese video streaming service to be viewable in UK/ROI

Date: 2013 March 24 14:13 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

DAISUKI, a Japanese video streaming service for anime fans outside Japan, announces in multiple emails that their service will be available in the UK and Ireland.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Sentai Filmworks announces trio of titles

Date: 2012 September 11 10:37 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

US anime label Sentai Filmworks announces three licence acquisitions for release in US/Canada in late 2012 via Digital Distribution, DVD and Blu Ray.

Read More... | Souce: Sentai Filmworks

Mnet Premieres New Series Culture Japan with Danny Choo on July 5 2011

Date: 2011 June 21 15:30 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

US based readers who can receive Mnet will want to tune in July 5th 2011 at 9:30pm ET/PT to catch Culture Japan which stars expert otaku Danny Choo. Each week Danny will explore different aspects of Japanese pop culture.

You can also catch the show on Crunchy Roll.

Read More... | Souce: Mnet

4Kids looses rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! after allegedly charging for the dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! and hiding revenue

Date: 2011 March 30 13:46 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Whilst creative accounting is nothing new in the entertainment industry anime fans will no doubt be interested to hear TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad systems have pulled the rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! from 4kids, after an audit found a number of irregularities.

Read More... | Souce: Hollywood Reporter

One Piece Simulcast leaked online

Date: 2009 May 30 20:38 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

An episode of One Piece (Episode #403) intended for simulcast in America and Japan is leaked online. Funimation Entertainment announces that, for the foreseeable future, no episodes of One Piece will be available on their website for streaming.

Read More... | Souce: Anime News Network

Gundam 00 Coming to US Sci Fi Channel in November

Date: 2008 October 29 20:06 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 to start airing on SciFi Channel in November.

Read More... | Souce: i09

Fanboys wanted for MTV's True Life

Date: 2008 August 19 16:09 | Posted By:

Category > Fandom

Our US based readers who like the idea of appearing on TV should consider this request from MTV who are keen to do a True Life episode on Fanboys.

Read More... | Souce: MTV True Life

Sci Fi Channel to add anime block

Date: 2007 May 11 21:42 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The Sci Fi Channel (US) are to air regular anime with new Monday night block!

Read More... | Souce: ICv2

Afro Samurai Figures From DC in 2007

Date: 2007 February 14 22:42 | Posted By:

Category > Toys

Waiting for merchandise related to the hit recent anime series Afro Samurai? Well, you won't have to wait for much longer as DC Unlimited, DC Comics' new 3D brand which licenses pop culture products from outside the DC comic book universe and distributes them to all channels, has acquired the license to produce action figures, busts and statues related to Gonzo-produced series starring Samuel L. Jackson that aired on Spike TV last January. These will be the first line of collectibles based on the series outside of Japan, where a limited number of action figures based on the lead character were produced by toy company Cube back when series' creator Takashi "Bob" Okazaki first produced his original self-published manga.

The first series of collectibles were unveiled last weekend at the New York International Toy Fair. These include fully articulated action figures of two sizes, a regular 6.75 and a deluxe 14 , that spotlight the characters from the anime. The first wave of figures will include main character Afro Samurai, his sidekick Ninja Ninja, and deadly adversaries Kuma and Justice. A possible second wave of figures will no doubt include the Empty Seven, a group of monks determined to get the headbands worn by Afro and Justice, as well as possibly a young Afro. Busts and statues will also be available, though no details as to who they will be of, outside of Afro of course, have been given. The first series of collectibles will be shipped to retailers in the fall of 2007.

Souce: ICv2

Dub Piece: It's gotta go! gotta go!

Date: 2006 December 06 12:08 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Ah this has been a good day, I played a Wii today but that's not what this is about. This is about the news that apparently 4kids is stopping work on One Piece, though we'll have to wait for official word. This doesn't mean that they are giving up rights, so fans will have to hope they give them up or let them lapse next renewal. I suspect that Viz will get first dibs since they are showing multi-media Shonen Jump support for the titles they did retain. Make sure your favourite anime company knows you want One Piece uncut, and dare we suggest the movies too? This will also we suspect affect the release of the Wii One Piece game, which was looking marvellous and I hope will now not have the 4kids cast, if 4kids don't sit on rights like they did with Ultimate muscle anyway.

Souce: Anime News Network

New Time, Same Race

Date: 2006 July 20 11:05 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Anime News Network has announced that IGPX, the hit original Cartoon Network series produced in collaboration with Production I.G., will be moving to a new night and time. The futuristic racing show will air on Friday nights at 12:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time, beginning July 21. The series originally aired on Saturday nights as part of Cartoon Network's weekend Toonami line-up, and is returning after a brief hiatus. No reasons for the time change have been given at this time.

Souce: Anime News Network

Bleach Debuts in September

Date: 2006 April 11 10:49 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Here's another update to the upcoming addition of the hit supernatural action series Bleach to the late night Adult Swim line-up. Anime News Network has announced that the show will premiere on a September date of this year. An official set date for the series has not yet been announced.

Souce: Anime News Network

Bleach to Air on Adult Swim

Date: 2006 March 30 14:10 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Here's a follow-up to a piece of news from last week regarding VIZ Media's appointment as Master Licensor to the anime series Bleach in America and Europe. Anime News Network has announced that the anime series, based on the manga by Tite Kubo, will appear on Adult Swim as part of their fall roster. It will join other anime titles such as the returning Inu-Yasha and Eureka 7, which will debut this April. No premiere date for the series has been announced at this time.

Souce: Anime News Network

Adult Swim Fix

Date: 2006 February 20 10:33 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Adult Swim to start featuring classic and new shows on website, seven days a week.

Read More... | Souce: Anime News Network

The Ultimate Hayao Miyazaki DVD and Book Sweepstakes

Date: 2006 January 05 17:26 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

The nice folks over at Turner Classic Movies have sent us the following details about their Miyazaki movie season and their Sweepstake. Details as follows -

For the month of January, Turner Classic Movies will be airing Hayao Miyazaki anime films every Thursday beginning at 8pm EST. In conjunction with these airings, TCM is offering fans an opportunity to enter The Ultimate Hayao Miyazaki DVD & Book Sweepstakes! One lucky winner will receive a gift collection featuring works by legendary Japanese Animator Hayao Miyazaki. 50 first prize winners will receive a book and a DVD from the Miyazaki collection. To enter the sweepstakes please have you Miyazaki fans click the following web address: www.turnerclassicmovies.com/sweepstake/index.jsp

Souce: Turner Classic Movies

ADV To Appear On G4

Date: 2005 August 30 21:03 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Three hit anime series from ADV Films appearing on G4 this fall.

Read More... | Souce: ADV Films

Naruto Airs in the US on September 10th

Date: 2005 August 28 21:21 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Tipped as the next big (and much bigger) thing, after Beyblade, Dragonball Z and Yu Gi Oh!, US viewers should take note that Naruto first starts on Saturday, 10th September @ 9pm on Cartoon Network. A total of 52 episodes (2 seasons) have been acquired, out of a grand total of approximately 150 episodes (6 seasons) have seen the small screen in Japan so far.

More information/schedules will eventually be up the official website:
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/naruto/index.html

Souce: Dexigner Design

G4 Videogame TV Acquires 3 Anime Series

Date: 2005 August 26 13:07 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

Rahxephon, Cromartie High and Colorful have been acquired from ADV Films, by G4 Videogame TV. Highly acclaimed series Rahxephon will be first to premiere on the channel's late night session 'Barbed Wire Biscuit', on the 2nd September 2005.

US viewers can read up more at their website .

Souce: AWN Headline News

Evangelion To Be On Adult Swim

Date: 2005 July 12 22:12 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

Anime News Network has announced that Neon Genesis Evangelion, the hit anime that revolutionized the giant robot genre in particular and anime in general, will be debuting on Adult Swim as part of its late night line-up. No air date has been released, but the show is said to be appearing sometime in the near future.

Read More... | Souce: Anime News Network

Brand New FUNimation

Date: 2005 May 18 21:12 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

FUNimation Productions, Ltd, which has brought numerous anime titles such as Dragonball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho and most recently Fullmetal Alchemist to American audiences, announced on its website earlier this month that they will be changing their name, following the recent purchase of the company by the Navarre Corporation. "Nothing major," according to the announcement, "just a name that more accurately reflects our company's evolution."

Read More... | Souce: FUNimation

Cartoon Network and Production I.G. Team Up

Date: 2005 April 04 18:04 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

Today, the folks at Cartoon Network and Production I.G. have announced their lastest project for Toonami's first original series. IGPX aims to blend the quality and style of anime with Western storytelling. It's set to be a combination of traditional and CGI animation, which will debut in Fall 2005 in the USA.

Read More... | Souce: Production I.G.

Naruto Confirmed For US TV Screens!

Date: 2005 February 17 11:34 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

It certainly looks like things have been moving fast behind the scenes. As Cartoon Network confirms Naruto for US screens stating it is to air in the third quarter. Naruto will air in the Toonami slot not adult swim. There's no confirmation yet but that will likely mean some edits.

Also confirmed for the Toonami slot are Pirate series; One piece in May (around the same time it will air in the UK so there is hope for Naruto in the UK too) and comedy Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo.

Toonami is Cartoon Network's anime programming block which airs Saturday nights from 7-11 p.m. (ET, PT).

Souce: Animation Insider

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi First-Ever North American Airing

Date: 2005 February 07 15:46 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

The nice people over at G4techTV have sent us the details of the first ever North American airing of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, a crazy show in Studio Gainax's unique style.

Be sure to tune in late Monday evening (that's today) at 1am ET / 10om PT.

Read More... | Souce: G4techTV

G4techTV Unleash Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Date: 2005 January 18 17:54 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

The folks over at G4techTV have sent us the details about their anime line up. During January, they openly admit to taking a break from new episodes for their Anime Unleashed slot, showing repeats of Boogiepop Phantom and Banner of the Stars.

They're also proud to announce the first ever US airing of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi starting February 8 at 1am ET/Feb. 7 at 10pm PT.

Read More... | Souce: G4techTV

Anime Network Issuse A Call To Arms For All Anime Fans

Date: 2004 December 07 17:08 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

The Otaku News Crew have just received a newsletter from Anime Network the cable and satellite channel that broadcasts nothing but anime (yay).

They've issued a "call to arms for all Anime Fans" with the headline:
"Anime Fans of America: YOUR TIME IS NOW!"
The newsletter states that Anime Network's continued operation and expansion is in jeopardy and to help improve things the channel wants anime fans to either fax or e-mail the cable companies' decision makers directly via www.theanimenetwork.com. The Anime Network also advise you to get everyone you know to do the same. You can even phone Comcast directly on (215) 665-1700 and say that you'll switch for Anime Network.

The Otaku News crew are uncertain how necessary this is, if it's a marketing ploy from the very clever folks at Anime Network, or if they are indeed in trouble and need fan support.

Souce: Anime Network

Is Puffy AmiYumi Mania About to Hit America?

Date: 2004 November 19 18:06 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

The Boston Globe has posted on an article on Cartoon Network's new show Puffy AmiYumi which features animated versions of Japanese Punk Rock duo Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura. The cartoonist behind the show Sam Register admits ''We didn't try to rip off anime", this makes a pleasant change when so many titles that are inspired by Japanese anime and manga and want to be labelled as the real thing.

The New York Daily News also has an article, as does U-Redlands Daily Facts.

Souce: The Boston Globe

G4techTV Show More Last Exile

Date: 2004 November 18 16:56 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

We've just got the latest press release from G4techTv, who will be showing episodes 14-26 of Last Exile from December 6. Christmas looks like it's going to be fun for otaku on G4techTV too, with the Anime Unleashed marathon showing the entire series on Christmas Day!

Read More... | Souce: G4techTv

US TV Ratings For Ghost In the Shell : Stand Alone Complex

Date: 2004 November 14 09:24 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

ICv2 are reporting on the viewing figures for Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. The show was aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on Satuday November 6th and ranked number one with the 12-34 demographic against all ad-supported cable shows.

Souce: ICv2

G4techTV to screen Gad Guard

Date: 2004 November 08 18:24 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

G4techTV will be screening Gad Guard soon. The show premieres on Tuesday at 12am ET/Monday 9pm PT. New episodes air all week except for Wednesday 12am ET/Tuesday 9pm PT.

Read More... | Souce: G4techTV

All New Series on Anime Unleashed on G4techTV

Date: 2004 October 20 18:58 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

The folks at G4TechTV have sent us details of their new season of Anime Unleashed. Our American Readers who watch G4TechTV can look forward to watching R.O.D-THE TV (that's Read or Die TV for those who hate lots of acronyms) Gungrave and Gad Guard.

Before merging with G4, TechTV had screened other Geneon / Pioneer Titles, such as Last Exile.

Read More... | Souce: G4TechTV

Cartoon Network to Air Super Milk-chan Show

Date: 2004 October 19 16:23 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

ADV US have sent us an interesting press release about the Super Milk-chan Show. Cartoon Network will be airing the show from November 2004 as part of their Adult Swim block.

Read More... | Souce: ADV Films

Anime Fans At Gaming Convention Worry About Going Mainstream

Date: 2004 October 04 15:26 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

After my recent post about newspapers becoming more aware of anime and it becoming more mainstream, another article has been posted this time by the Corvallis Gazette-Times. It starts by explaining what anime is and the raises a very good point that the previous articles haven't yet - the fans interviewed in the article are afraid of anime going more mainstream and becoming diluted in popular culture.

Souce: Corvallis Gazette-Times

New Anime Channel To Hit North America?

Date: 2004 September 25 09:26 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

The Financial Times are reporting that Sony and Comcast are planning to launch at least three new TV channels in a joint venture. Sony and Comcast are still in the planning stages, but Sony are very keen to launch a US version of Animax - Sony's anime channel which is already established in Asia and Latin America.

At the moment it seems that it everything is still speculative. The Otaku News crew are wondering if the success of ADV's very own Anime Network is influencing the executives at Sony to launch Animax in the US.

UK readers will also note that Sony Home Entertainment use the Animax label on their UK DVD releases (Memories, Tokyo Godfathers).

Souce: The Financial Times

Ghost In The Shell hits Cinema Screens, TV, DVD, comic shops and PS2

Date: 2004 September 11 16:02 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

We've just been sent a very interesting press release for the Ghost In The Shell franchise, it's well known that the movie Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence it will be hitting US cinema screens on September 17th and that Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment are jointly releasing the DVDs for Ghost In The Shell Standalone Complex series. However what they also point out is that Standalone Complex will be aired on Cartoon Network's late-night Adult Swim from early November!

The press release also mentions that Dark Horse is republishing Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga as Ghost in the Shell 2nd Edition, it features extra materials not published in previous US editions and will be printed in it's original Japanese size.

It also mentions the new PS2 game. So it looks like US anime fans will be able to get Ghost In the Shell in every single format they could want!

Read More... | Souce: Go Fish Pictures

Robotech: Shadow Force - Rumours spreading of a forth series

Date: 2004 August 30 09:53 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

ICv2 have just posted a story about Robotech.com uncovering evidence of a fourth Robotech anime series in production.

Read More... | Souce: ICv2

eigoManga to make Cable TV show

Date: 2004 August 24 07:16 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

With ADV creating The Anime Network it seems that everyone wants a slice of anime on TV. We've just been sent the press release from eigoManga, they're going to produce a weekly anime news magazine.

Read More... | Souce: eigoManga

Witch Hunter Robin Confirmed for Canada's YTV

Date: 2004 August 14 18:18 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

Canada's YTV has confirmed to Anime News Network that they will be airing Witch Hunter Robin, starting on Friday, September 10th at 10:30pm. They weren't however able to confirm Gundam SEED, SD Superior Defender or .hack//SIGN.

Souce: Anime News Network

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